I wanted our dog-daughter to have a real Canadian winter experience since it was her first time in the country when it is cold; not good for snowmobiling because of the ice, and we had already been skating and had plans to watch an outdoor hockey game (Centennial Classic at BMO Stadium). So a friend suggested tubing, where snow quality is not as important as for skiing or snowmobiling. We did not spend the night, so this review only refers to tubing. The facility is close to Toronto, making a day trip easy. Some facilities ask you to pay for each run, but here you have the option of paying for a two hour or full day pass as well. We opted for the former. Staff was helpful, the waiting time getting to the top on the conveyer belt was not excessive no the line at the top where the official has you wait until the run is clear of the people at the bottom who last used it. They tell you the few don'ts, and teach you the options for the dos. Overall a highly recommended experience for non-skiers or those just learning and wanting a bit of exhilaration novice skiers often do not get. The clubhouse has all the hot drinks and snacks you need. Two hours for two including tax was about $54.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- There's 4 seasons of adventure waiting for you at Horseshoe Resort, only one hour north of Toronto. Whether you're here for family fun, an inspired meeting at our Conference Centre or a romantic getaway, there's a whole world of things to do. Imagine 26 Alpine ski and snowboard runs, 35 kms of groomed double track set Nordic trails, terrain park with over 20 features, two full championship golf courses, three restaurants, Shizen Spa, hot tubs, saunas, Segway Off-road Adventures, Yamaha Riding Adventures, Advenuture Buggie Tours, Treetop Trekking, Horseback riding, Hummer Tours, indoor and outdoor pool, fitness facilities and weekly classes, a 10 acre driving range, putting green, hiking and biking trails through the breathtaking Copeland Forest, Kids Korral and the Horseshoe Adventure Park! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Horseshoe Hotel Barrie
- Horseshoe Resort Barrie, Ontario